Casting call for Netflix series ‘Mindhunter’


I am personally assisting in registering talent for the Netflix television drama series “Mindhunter”, which had been previously cast by Mosser Casting. The industry leading casting team of Bill Marinella and Andrea Hume have officially taken over casting duties, and are now accepting registration for talent available to work in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Shooting will continue through December, 2016. Both adults and minors are welcome to register. The series also needs people with 1970’s and earlier vehicles. To be considered, all actors, dancers, extras, and crew members MUST have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in Pittsburgh. Details below.

This series is based the novel “Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit” written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in 1979, the show centers on the inquisitive and skilled FBI Agent Bill Tench. Along with fellow serial killer investigator in the behavioral science unit, FBI agent Holden Ford, Tench interviews serial killers to help them solve current murders.

Starring in “Mindhunter” is Holt McCallany as Bill Tench, and Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford. Also starring is Cotter Smith as Shepard, Unit Chief of FBI National Training Academy; and Anna Torv as Wendy, a psychologist. “Mindhunter” is executive produced by Academy Award winner Charlize Theron and two-time Academy Award nominee David Fincher. Also executive producing is Jennifer Orme Erwin, who acquired the television rights to the novel. “Mindhunter” will air on Netflix in 2017.

Mindhunter Casting Call Details

All talent are required to be legally eligible to work in Pittsburgh, PA and in the United States. The Pittsburgh Actors Resource Guide eBook contains the information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Pittsburgh and in the United States. All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

The Netflix television series “Mindhunter” is currently casting extras and featured roles. There is no experience necessary to be considered, however you must be located within a few hours of Pittsburgh, PA. These are fully paid positions. Adults, teens, and children of any ethnicity are welcome to register. Shooting will be taking place through December, 2016.

• This series takes place in the 1070’s.

• Especially need people with long, full hair, sideburns, afros, etc.

• Especially needed are also vehicles from the 1970’s and older. Please create a “vehicle profile” with photos when registering if you have a car, truck, or motorcycle from this era.

To be considered, fill out the free registration form at the following:

Netflix Mindhunter Talent Registration

Note: It is recommended that you use the Google Chrome browser when registering. You must use a laptop or PC to load photos.

You photos should be color, recent, and only you in the photos. No hats or sunglasses, against a plain light colored wall. Must be well lit and clear, in focus. There is a photo cropping tool on the website database, please use it.

There will be an upcoming open casting call scheduled in the Pittsburgh area, but you will still need to register online, and it is highly recommended that you register ASAP, as casting is taking place now.

The casting team does not discriminate regarding age, race, religion, ability, or orientation.

Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Laray Mayfield Casting
5631 Hollywood Blvd.
Suite B
Los Angeles, CA 90028

New York:

Julie Schubert Casting
330 W. 38th Street
Suite 170
New York NY 10018


Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

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Crew Members

Crew members and vendors in Pittsburgh can submit resumes and info to the following:

Absolutely NO actor or extras submissions to this email address, they will be discarded.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).

Mindhunter Production Office
40 24th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15522

Denver and Delilah Films
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Panic Pictures/No. 13
5620 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90405

Jen X Productions, Inc.
16601 Marquez Avenue
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

345 North Maple Drive
Suite 300,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Executive Producers:

Jennifer Erwin
David Fincher
Charlize Theron


John Douglas
Joe Penhall


David Fincher (pilot episode)


Jonathan Groff – Holden Ford
Holt McCallany – Bill Tench
Anna Torv – Wendy
Cotter Smith – Shepard


Based on the book by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker about Douglas, a former FBI agent who pursued some of the most notorious serial killers and rapists, developing profiling techniques to catch them.


About Author

Alan Baltes was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and his family moved to Santa Barbara, California when he was 6 years old. He attended San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, CA with classmates Cathy Ireland, Cady Huffman, Anthony Edwards, and Eric Stoltz. It wasn't until he met actor Don Stroud, that he became interested in acting. Alan attended a casting session with Don to help him read his lines and was noticed by the casting directors of the show "General Hospital". Alan ended up working 8 months on the show as a "Police Cadet McDonald" with fellow actors Mark Dacascos and Jack Wagner. Alan continued to work on various films, television shows, and commercials and also toured with the Native American Dance Theatre as Associate Producer. In 2002, Alan became interested in working on committees at the Screen Actors Guild, and has served on the Background Actors Committee and the Native American Committee. On February 26, 2008, Alan Baltes became "A United Journey For Humanity's Creative Innovators Advocating A Global Difference Honoree". Alan Baltes founded his company, AB Media Publishing LLC in 2007, which publishes the "Actors Resource Guides" for actors among others. His company also publishes a network of casting calls and auditions information websites. Alan is also an IMDb Pro News Desk Partner. In 2014, Alan Baltes opened a PR Services division of his company, providing publicity services for entertainment industry professionals. Alan is also a film and television casting director, with credits ranging from extras to lead role actors. Alan Baltes is the proud parent of two amazing young daughters, and strives to educate young actors about the trials and tribulations of an entertainment industry career.